Medical Specialties

At the Center for Neurosciences, we work together across specialties to provide the best, most comprehensive approach to treatment.


Audiology, in close partnership with Otology/Neurotology, offers complete hearing health solutions within Ear & Hearing (E&H) at the Center for Neurosciences (CNS).

Stephanie Bourn, AuD, CCC-A and Mary Rose Goldstein, AuD, CCC-A are highly qualified audiologist with specific expertise in adult and pediatric audiology, adult and pediatric cochlear implants, and adult and pediatric hearing aid management. Dr. Bourn leads the audiology program at the Center for Neurosciences.

Our Doctors of Audiology strive to provide you with accurate information regarding your hearing status, promote understanding of your hearing and communication needs, increase your knowledge of evidence-based management and/or treatment options and introduce you to the hearing health tools and resources that can maximize your quality of life and reduce the negative impact of hearing disorders.

Dr. Bourn-MacDonald and Dr. Goldstein work closely with Dr. Abraham Jacob, the region’s most experienced board-certified, fellowship-trained Neurotologist, who provides medical and surgical care for complex ear diseases. Should you require medical care related to your hearing loss, Audiology at E&H can provide complete diagnostic care, treatment and rehabilitation.

What is Audiology?

Audiologists are healthcare professionals who provide patient-centered care in the prevention, identification, diagnosis, and evidence-based management of hearing, balance, and other auditory disorders. Hearing and balance disorders are often complex and multifactorial. Audiologists provide individualized services to help minimize the negative affect of these disorders to improve quality of life for patients.

Our highly-skilled and trained audiologists have earned a Clinical Doctorate in Audiology (AuD). After obtaining a bachelor’s degree in Speech & Hearing Sciences (or a closely related field), they attended 4 years of graduate school courses, clinical training, and complete a doctoral research project to earn their degree.